Business License Requirements
All businesses need a Town of San Anselmo Business License. The license must be renewed every year. Business licenses can be obtained at the Finance Department by completing a Business License Application Form and paying a fee. The annual fee varies for the type of business.
Business License Application Forms
Business License Regulations
Fictitious Business Name Statement
A Fictitious Business Name (FBN) or Doing Business As (DBA) statement is required from the Marin County Clerk's office when your business name does not include the surname of the individual owner(s) and each of the partners; or the business name suggests the existence of additional owners; or the nature of the business in not clearly evident by the name of the business. For example Bill Smith and Sons Plumbing would require a FBN because the name implies additional owners, Bill Smith Plumbing does not require a FBN. Bill Smith Industries would require a FBN because it does not identify the nature of the business.